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Resume Writing

Career Center
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stephanie reyes

on 9 January 2013

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Transcript of Resume Writing

Agenda:
The purpose of resumes and what you need to know to get started
How to format and develop an effective resume
Writing strong accomplishment statements
Resume do’s & don’ts
Cover letter guidelines Resumes...
Provide an overview of your experience and skills
Establish qualifications, accomplishments, and credentials
Highlight specific, relevant background
Must be dynamic, changeable documents
Should be updated on a regular basis Get you an interview! Create a winning first impression with your resume! 1. Take inventory of your experience:
Relevant experience, paid or unpaid? High school
experience? Clubs, projects, leadership, etc.? 2. Include standard resume ingredients,
follow consistent and professional format,
and produce an error free document. 3. Know your audience and tailor resume
to the position, using the job description
or industry language. Main Ingredients and Resume Format So, what does a resume generally include? Do's and Don'ts Resume Writing The Career Center at UCR
careers.ucr.edu
951.827.3631 Resume Pop Quiz What is the purpose of a resume? Resume Basics How much time do you think the average employer spends looking at a resume? 10 minutes 1 minute 20 seconds 5 minutes Resume Pop Quiz Format tips, resources, Consistent content and format 1 inch 1/2 inch Paid or unpaid
Presentations or public speaking
SERVICE in student organizations
Formal or informal faculty research
Volunteering and internships
Class projects, labs, MAJOR assignments What "Counts" as Experience? Resume Pop Quiz What is the best way to talk about experience on a resume? C. Describe all job duties or tasks using personal pronouns B. Write short action statements using bullet points A. Focus on skills and accomplishments B and C A and B All of the above Consider other applicable skills...

Language Skills
Language: Bilingual in Spanish and English.

Transferable Skills
Presentations: Demonstrated experience developing and executing professional presentations to groups of up to 25.

Specific Skills
Marketing: Expert ability to develop customized marketing materials and strategies. What can be improved? Professional email address that will be easily accessible after you graduate
Telephone number and physical address Most recent first
Only list schools from which you receive a degree
Study Abroad
Relevant Coursework OBJECTIVE: Seeking summer marketing internship position at Deckers Outdoor Corporation. One page, 0.5-1.0 inch margins
20-second glance: most relevant first
Tailor your resume to the position
Use industry language to describe experience
All relevant experience, paid or unpaid
Consider relevance of high school experience
Avoid personal pronouns (I, me, my)
Use appropriate verb tenses
Error free (both spelling and grammar)
Font size:10-12; easy-to-read fonts (i.e., Calibri, Georgia, Arial, Cambria, Times New Roman) Situation/Task---Action----Results Margins Thank You!! Do you know about our Resume Books??
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